The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 512 592 521
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -71
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 421 323 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.30% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 345 270 309
Average salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,750 £54,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £96,250 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102382 106818 101390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83802 86310 84742
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,250 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Architect over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +64 394 £77,500 +3.33% 32
London +96 239 £86,000 +14.66% 20
City of London +17 61 £75,000 -6.25% 9
South East +5 52 £70,000 -15.15% 1
East of England +17 27 £70,000 +12.00% 2
Yorkshire +2 24 £52,500 -27.58% 2
Scotland +30 21 £85,000 +6.25% 1
Leeds -16 20 £52,500 -27.58% 1
West Yorkshire -18 20 £52,500 -27.58% 2
North West -3 14 £61,215 +9.31% 4
Bedford +41 13 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Bedfordshire +29 13 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Surrey +6 13 £62,500 -26.47% 1
Cheshire +6 13 £61,215 -9.31% 1
Berkshire +9 12 £75,000 -11.76%
Glasgow - 12 £85,000 -
Warrington - 11 £61,215 - 1
South West -8 10 £75,000 +15.38% 1
Edinburgh +16 9 £85,000 +6.25% 1
Devon - 9 £75,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 8 £75,000 -
West Midlands -24 8 £82,500 +8.19% 1
Hampshire 0 7 £60,000 +18.81%
Suffolk +10 6 £62,500 -19.35% 1
Ipswich +1 6 £62,500 -19.35% 1
Hertfordshire -8 6 £70,000 +12.00%
East Sussex -18 6 £67,500 -
Lancashire - 5 £61,215 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £61,215 -
North East - 5 £61,215 -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title.

1 304 (39.18%) Finance
2 241 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (21.52%) Banking
4 164 (21.13%) Oracle
5 162 (20.88%) Java
6 147 (18.94%) TOGAF
7 142 (18.30%) Microsoft
8 136 (17.53%) .NET
9 133 (17.14%) JavaScript
10 119 (15.34%) SQL
11 113 (14.56%) Scrum
12 111 (14.30%) SQL Server
13 109 (14.05%) Windows
14 108 (13.92%) C#
14 108 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 106 (13.66%) Enterprise Architecture
16 102 (13.14%) Web Services
17 98 (12.63%) Mentoring
18 96 (12.37%) SOA
19 93 (11.98%) HTML
20 91 (11.73%) Middleware
21 87 (11.21%) E-Commerce
21 87 (11.21%) Retail
22 85 (10.95%) TDD
23 81 (10.44%) Zachman Framework
24 80 (10.31%) XML
25 71 (9.15%) IBM
26 69 (8.89%) WebSphere
27 68 (8.76%) CSS
27 68 (8.76%) Internet

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 69 (8.89%) WebSphere
2 60 (7.73%) Apache
3 55 (7.09%) Tomcat
4 49 (6.31%) IIS
5 37 (4.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 37 (4.77%) Oracle Coherence
6 24 (3.09%) WebSphere Process Server
6 24 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
7 21 (2.71%) WebLogic
7 21 (2.71%) TeamSite
8 15 (1.93%) JBoss
9 13 (1.68%) Node.js
10 12 (1.55%) SharePoint
11 10 (1.29%) MS Exchange
12 8 (1.03%) CMS
13 7 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
15 4 (0.52%) Magnolia
15 4 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 57 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (3.09%) SAP FI
1 24 (3.09%) SAP FI/CO
1 24 (3.09%) SAP CO
2 22 (2.84%) RMDS
3 12 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (1.03%) SAP SCM
5 8 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (1.03%) SAP LE
5 8 (1.03%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.52%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.39%) SAP QM
8 3 (0.39%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.26%) Endur
9 2 (0.26%) Findur
9 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.26%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.68%) SaaS
5 10 (1.29%) IaaS
6 6 (0.77%) PaaS
7 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.26%) Route 53
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
8 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (8.76%) Internet
2 66 (8.51%) SAN
3 59 (7.60%) LAN
4 57 (7.35%) WAN
5 42 (5.41%) NAS
6 39 (5.03%) Fibre Channel
7 38 (4.90%) HTTP
8 37 (4.77%) Multicast
8 37 (4.77%) FCoE
9 21 (2.71%) iSCSI
10 18 (2.32%) Firewall
11 6 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.77%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.64%) DHCP
13 4 (0.52%) DNS
13 4 (0.52%) MPLS
13 4 (0.52%) Structured Cabling
14 2 (0.26%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
14 2 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (14.30%) SQL Server
2 65 (8.38%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (7.22%) DB2
4 54 (6.96%) Big Data
5 37 (4.77%) MySQL
6 35 (4.51%) Hadoop
7 30 (3.87%) NoSQL
8 25 (3.22%) HBase
9 19 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
12 15 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (1.42%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.29%) Relational Database
15 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (1.29%) MongoDB
16 9 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (1.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (2.58%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.19%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.06%) ReSharper
3 16 (2.06%) Karma Test Runner
4 14 (1.80%) MSI
5 9 (1.16%) Subversion
6 4 (0.52%) Maven
7 3 (0.39%) JUnit
7 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.26%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.26%) NUnit
8 2 (0.26%) MSTest
9 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.13%) JIRA
9 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.13%) Ant
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.13%) Toad
General
1 304 (39.18%) Finance
2 167 (21.52%) Banking
3 87 (11.21%) Retail
4 41 (5.28%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.99%) Telecoms
6 29 (3.74%) Marketing
7 26 (3.35%) Manufacturing
8 25 (3.22%) Back Office
9 12 (1.55%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.42%) Legal
11 9 (1.16%) Automotive
11 9 (1.16%) Local Government
12 8 (1.03%) Electronics
13 5 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.64%) Publishing
14 4 (0.52%) Games
15 3 (0.39%) Front Office
16 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.13%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (17.53%) .NET
2 102 (13.14%) Web Services
3 93 (11.98%) HTML
4 91 (11.73%) Middleware
5 80 (10.31%) XML
6 68 (8.76%) CSS
7 53 (6.83%) ASP.NET
8 46 (5.93%) jQuery
9 43 (5.54%) J2EE
10 36 (4.64%) WCF
10 36 (4.64%) REST
11 34 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (4.12%) Hibernate
12 32 (4.12%) Spring
13 31 (3.99%) AngularJS
14 28 (3.61%) RESTful
15 22 (2.84%) Rendezvous
15 22 (2.84%) XSLT
16 21 (2.71%) BAPI
17 20 (2.58%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.06%) Mainframe
2 37 (4.77%) Management Information System
3 36 (4.64%) Online Banking
4 33 (4.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 31 (3.99%) User Experience
6 30 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (3.87%) Open Source
7 26 (3.35%) Mobile Banking
8 23 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (2.71%) DataPower
10 18 (2.32%) Data Integration
11 13 (1.68%) N-Tier
12 12 (1.55%) Clustering
12 12 (1.55%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
13 8 (1.03%) Tandem
13 8 (1.03%) DTV
13 8 (1.03%) Replication
13 8 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (0.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 109 (14.05%) Windows
2 67 (8.63%) Linux
3 49 (6.31%) Solaris
4 28 (3.61%) UNIX
5 9 (1.16%) Android
6 8 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.90%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.52%) VME
8 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.52%) CoreOS
8 4 (0.52%) AIX
9 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (31.06%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (18.94%) TOGAF
3 113 (14.56%) Scrum
4 108 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 106 (13.66%) Enterprise Architecture
6 98 (12.63%) Mentoring
7 96 (12.37%) SOA
8 87 (11.21%) E-Commerce
9 85 (10.95%) TDD
10 81 (10.44%) Zachman Framework
11 63 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
12 57 (7.35%) MVC
12 57 (7.35%) Line Management
13 47 (6.06%) Analytics
14 39 (5.03%) Coaching
14 39 (5.03%) Project Management
14 39 (5.03%) Web Development
15 38 (4.90%) OO
15 38 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
16 36 (4.64%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 162 (20.88%) Java
2 133 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 119 (15.34%) SQL
4 108 (13.92%) C#
5 46 (5.93%) Python
6 19 (2.45%) T-SQL
7 16 (2.06%) PHP
8 15 (1.93%) Ruby
9 7 (0.90%) Groovy
10 6 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.77%) COBOL
10 6 (0.77%) ABAP
11 4 (0.52%) R
12 3 (0.39%) Scala
13 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.26%) C
13 2 (0.26%) Perl
14 1 (0.13%) C++
14 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (8.51%) Degree
2 14 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.16%) CISSP
4 8 (1.03%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.52%) MCSE
6 4 (0.52%) CCNP
6 4 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.39%) CCNA
7 3 (0.39%) CISM
8 2 (0.26%) ISEB
8 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CISA
9 1 (0.13%) MCITP
9 1 (0.13%) MBCS
9 1 (0.13%) CITP
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.87%) QA
2 6 (0.77%) SLA
3 5 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.64%) COBIT
4 3 (0.39%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.26%) EMIR
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 42 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (4.77%) NFS
2 37 (4.77%) SRDF
3 25 (3.22%) Oracle RAC
4 19 (2.45%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.06%) Active Directory
6 15 (1.93%) Xen
6 15 (1.93%) KVM
7 14 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.64%) vSphere
9 4 (0.52%) Docker
10 2 (0.26%) HDFS
10 2 (0.26%) Varnish
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.26%) XenApp
11 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 22 (2.84%) Tivoli
2 21 (2.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 17 (2.19%) SCCM
3 17 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.80%) AppDNA
5 5 (0.64%) OpenView
6 4 (0.52%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.26%) Puppet
7 2 (0.26%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.26%) SCOM
7 2 (0.26%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.13%) Cacti
8 1 (0.13%) MOM
8 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.13%) Nagios
8 1 (0.13%) WSUS
8 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.13%) nmon
Vendors
1 164 (21.13%) Oracle
2 142 (18.30%) Microsoft
3 71 (9.15%) IBM
4 57 (7.35%) SAP
5 52 (6.70%) VMware
6 49 (6.31%) Cisco
7 41 (5.28%) NetApp
8 40 (5.15%) Intel
9 39 (5.03%) EMC
10 33 (4.25%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (4.25%) Citrix
11 25 (3.22%) HP
11 25 (3.22%) TIBCO
12 23 (2.96%) Sybase
13 22 (2.84%) DataSynapse
13 22 (2.84%) 29West
14 21 (2.71%) LogLogic
15 20 (2.58%) Google
16 18 (2.32%) Facebook
17 11 (1.42%) Pega
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £68000 per annum + 10% bonus / benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 30% bonus, 10% pension, 25 hols
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 40000-48000 Per Annum 45,000 + Share Options
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 Per Annum £45,000 + Share Options
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rockhall Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum + Package and Bens incl Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0 - £90000 per annum, Benefits Healthy benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £90000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus + other
Posted: 6 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £85000.00 per annum + Car allowance + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + pension + healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £80000.0000 - £90000.0000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits / Bonus / Holidays
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full benefits 10%
Posted: 7 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Ciber UK
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago